This Month

Celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages through this film festival

In an effort to help the country build stronger ties with other countries in Southeast Asia, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts will be bringing back the Tingin ASEAN Film Festival for its third year. This year’s film festival will be celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages, showcasing films that tackle the stories of indigenous people.

Celebrate Ishmael Bernal’s birth month with these special screenings by the UP Film Institute

To celebrate the centennial year of Philippine cinema and the birth month of National Artist for film Ishmael Bernal, the UP Film Institute will be holding special screenings of two of his films: namely El Vibora and Tisoy.

Snag zero-waste goods for yourself and your friends through this fair

Want to start shopping for gifts that keep on giving? The Good Trade bazaar has got you covered as they return before the holiday festivities begin. Shop ethically made products from cause-driven brands for your friends and family, and help spread the love.

Explore the evolution of tea wares and cultures through this exhibit

Explore the evolution of tea wares, traditions, and cultures from China, Japan, England, and the Philippines through KISSAKO: A Teaware Exhibit. KISSAKO hopes to showcase the inclusivity and openness of tea that extends to the myriad of shape, size, design, and usage of tea wares and implements.

The exhibit will feature works from potters such as Iori Espiritu, Marco Rosario, Ella Mendoza, Rosa Mirasol, Mark Platon, Catherine Choachuy, Alyssa Kangleon, Maryann Uy, and Sheryl Ebon-Martinez; and tea wares by master potters Jon & Tessy Pettyjohn, Pablo Capati, Joey de Castro, and guest potter Sonny Cruz

Want to get into wood carving? Here’s a workshop for you

If you’d like to get into wood carving, spend your weekend at The Pineapple Lab! In collaboration with raw.tura, the art gallery will be offering workshops on relief carving practiced through rotational pattern carving or relief carving of a leaf to carving in the round technique.

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The Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical restages Ricky Lee’s ‘Himala’

“Himala: Isang Musikal” follows the the story of Elsa, who becomes a savior in the eyes of a town longing to put an end to its suffering. Vincent De Jesus and Ricky Lee’s play one of the most celebrated film-to-stage adaptations in local theater history, its message ringing true 15 years after the musical’s original run.

Hear stories of community engagement for heritage conservation through Grupo Kalinangan’s Pamana Talks

On the third leg of Grupo Kalinangan’s Pamana Talks series, listen to stories about engaging communities in heritage conservation fromAr. Foom Cobilla of Escuela Taller de Filipinas, Dr. Elena Rivera-Mirano of University of the Philippines Diliman, Ar. Angelo Ray Serrano of One/zero Design Studio, and Tito Encarnacion of Advocates for Heritage Preservation.

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This art exhibit uses varying painting techniques to showcase the realms of an artist’s psyche

Trek Valdizno’s latest solo exhibition, Temporal Dislocation, aims to explore the introspection during a creative process through different painting techniques and earthly tones.

Look back at the beginnings of Philippine cinema through this lecture

In the second lecture of HIGHLIGHTS, Nick Deocampo explores the rise of production houses in the country through LVN Studios and the State of Post-War Cinema. Here, he explores the how 50s cinema expressed different aspects of life during the Japanese Occupation.

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Celebrate Filipino artistic excellence through this art fair

On its eleventh year, the National Commission for Culture celebrates Filipino artistic excellence once more through their flagship project ManilART. From Oct.10 to 13, the visual arts fair will be highlighting the importance of visual arts in the Philippines current social and political landscape, in line with the celebration of Museums and Galleries month.

Tickets are priced at P200 for general admission, and P150 for students, senior citizens, and persons with disability. Tickets are available on Ticket Booth.

More light than heat: Lesley-Anne Cao and Lao Lianben two-person exhibition at Calle Wright

More light than heat brings together the works of Lesley-Anne Cao and Lao Lianben. Cao and Lianben create works that play with visibility and ambiguity, encouraging investigation and exploration.

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The exhibit runs until Oct. 26.

Rak of Aegis returns for its seventh season

Hit original Pilipino musical Rak of Aegis returns to the stage this July. Set in the fictional, flooded town of Brgy. Venezia, Rak is a story of resilience, love, and dreams, backed by the iconic songs of Aegis. The seventh season, which runs from Jul. 5 to Sep. 29, features several original and returning cast members such as Aicelle Santos, Kim Molina, Isay Alvarez-Seña, Sweet Plantado-Tiongson, Robert Seña, Renz Verano, Kakai Bautista, Myke Salomon, Jerald Napoles, Pepe Herrera, and Rody Vera. There will also be a new set of actors joining the cast for this run. Tickets are available at TicketWorld ( or through PETA (725-6244 or 0917-5391112).